Category Archives: Art

2018 Honk! Parade Photos

On October 7th, I attended the Honk! Parade with some photographers from the Boston Area Photography Group meetup.

I used my 35mm lens for the photographs during setup, but switched to the 18-105mm lens once the parade started since the telephoto lens worked better with moving subjects. I set my camera to aperture priority mode, set it to f/8 and experimented with shifting my focus point. The Tony Northrup how-to video for my camera helped in ways the camera manual does not and I recommended it to one of my fellow photographers.

Here are a few of the pictures:

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Of the 304 photographs I took, I selected 12 to clean up and post to this flickr album:

Honk 2018

Rock Against the TPP Concert – Boston (10/7/2016)

I went to the Boston Rock Against the TPP Concert last Friday at Spontaneous Celebrations. It was organized by Fight for the Future and a host of groups including the Massachusetts Pirate Party. Two more are coming up.

Here are some of the pictures I took:
10/7/2016 Boston Rock Against the TPP Concert

I showed up late, so I didn’t get pictures of every band, but I did record some of the performances. Here are some of them:

Bell’s Roar

Foundation Movement (Sadly they are all out of focus)

Taina Asili y La Band Rebelde

Evan Greer

Mirah

Eroc of Foundation Movement

Debo band

The Finale (Get Up, Stand Up)

Tanya Donelly 9/30/2016 ONCE Somerville Concert

On September 30th, I attended the Tanya Donelly concert at ONCE Somerville. Starting were Hilken Mancini and Chris Toppin formerly of Fuzzy. I want to thank ONCE owner, JJ Gonson, for being completely and totally cool about people bringing in a D-SLR camera with a big lens. She is one of a kind and you should check out the concerts and food at ONCE.

Tanya Donelly played with various friends whose names I don’t remember.  I took many pictures (below) and recorded two videos. All images and videos are CC BY-SA 3.0, so do whatever you want to do with them, but I appreciate being attributed.

Send Me Your Next Nightmare

and another one from the Swan Song series, that I couldn’t find on the album set for the life of me. If you know it, please share.

The pictures:

Hilken Mancini
Tanya Donelly 9/30/2016 ONCE Somerville Concert

Chris Toppin
Tanya Donelly 9/30/2016 ONCE Somerville Concert

Tanya Donelly
Tanya Donelly 9/30/2016 ONCE Somerville Concert

Tanya Donelly 9/30/2016 ONCE Somerville Concert

Tanya Donelly 9/30/2016 ONCE Somerville Concert

Friends
Tanya Donelly 9/30/2016 ONCE Somerville Concert

Tanya Donelly 9/30/2016 ONCE Somerville Concert

Tanya Donelly 9/30/2016 ONCE Somerville Concert

Tanya Donelly 9/30/2016 ONCE Somerville Concert

Tanya Donelly 9/30/2016 ONCE Somerville Concert

Tanya Donelly 9/30/2016 ONCE Somerville Concert

The photo album you can look through
Tanya Donelly 9/30/2016 ONCE Somerville Concert

Lush Concert Videos

I attended Lush’s Boston concert at the Royale Boston.  They remain one of my ten favorite bands and a band that I had never seen in concert before. It was a fantastic show. Tamaryn was the opening act.

Based off a photograph of a playlist someone else took, the playlist was:

  1. Breeze
  2. Kiss Chase
  3. Hypocrite
  4. Love Life
  5. Thoughtforms
  6. Light from a Dead Star
  7. Undertow
  8. Lit Up
  9. Scarlet
  10. Etheriel
  11. Nothing Natural
  12. For Love
  13. Out of Control
  14. Ladykillers
  15. Downer
  16. Sweetness and Light

Which should have been enough, but they were willing to play a first encore which I recorded:

  1. Lost Boy
  2. Desire Lines
  3. Leaves Me Cold

And a second encore with only the song Monochrome:

I recorded parts of other songs, but I only recorded these four completely. I posted two of them on Twitter:

The pictures I took left much to be desired, but I cannot expect much from an iPhone 5s, even from being near the front side. I missed my D-SLR.

Here are pictures of Tamaryn I posted to Twitter. The are impressionistic.

I think I managed the right mix of dancing, singing to the music, taking pictures, recording video and holding my wife who was kind enough to attend it with me.

Intersections: Anila Quayyum Agha

We went to the Peabody Essex Museum recently to see the Rodin exhibit and found this single room Intersections exhibit:

Intersections: Anila Quayyum Agha

Their website describes it as:

Intersections: Anila Quayyum Agha is an immersive single room installation that bathes the visitor in a geometric array of light and shadow. Inspired by traditional Islamic architectural motifs, Pakistani-American artist Anila Quayyum Agha’s laser-cut steel lantern conjures the design of the Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain, a historic site of cross-cultural intersection where a thousand years ago Islamic and Western cultures thrived in coexistence. Agha, an internationally renowned, award-winning artist, creates mixed media works that engage topics ranging from global politics and cultural multiplicity, to mass media and gender roles.

Here is a slide show of all of the pictures I took:

Intersections: Anila Quayyum Agha